|Review:||argetlam shadeslayer says:|
Wow, I can't believe I haven't reviewed this or told you how amazing it is! (By the way, this story is absolutely AWESOME.) But hopefully this review (and the next few; I'm on a rhyming roll today, someone stop me) will make up for it.
Firstly, I absolutely adore Dom (or Minnie. So fitting!) and your characterization of her. She's just so snarky, witty, and matter-of-fact. Seriously, I've enjoyed reading every second of her sarcastic, hilarious narrative in this chapter. She's so incredibly believable, too, and full of depth, even though this is only the first chapter. Already, I find myself rooting for her (I can't believe they forgot her birthday!) and completely empathizing with her woes as the middle child. (Team Minnie!)
Secondly, I love the interaction between Minnie and her family. Victoire seems like a total swot (I loved the bit about her sneaking Teddy out of her room; priceless), Louis is adorably nerdy, and Fleur is quite canon and perfectly complicated. Poor Bill, though. He always does seem like he'd be the fun parent, and it saddens me that he's too stressed out to even remember to be cool on Minnie's birthday. I loved the mentions of James and Ginny as well - their letters were wonderfully funny to read - and I can't wait to see more of them in upcoming chapters (hopefully!).
Seriously, well done! For a first chapter, this is so beautifully fleshed out, wonderfully written, and filled with realistic characters and details. And can we talk about how much I adore your brilliant writing style? It's utterly fantastic and refreshing to read. I'm so excited to see where things go with Minnie! Wonderful chapter! (:
Author's Response: Aw, thank you so much! The fact that you love this story is more than enough, but I do appreciate the reviews!
It means so much to me to hear you say that. As corny as it may sound, Minnie is like my baby. She's the first character I've ever written and I've put so much work and effort into making her the way she is and to see that it's actually pulled off is just awesome. Team Minnie, for the win!
The relationship between Min and her family is essential to my story, so it's good to see that you enjoy it so much. Don't worry, there will be plenty of James and Ginny (as well as the rest of the Wotter clan) throughout the story.
I don't know if you read my first draft of this story, but if you didn't, I feel like I should admit that this first chapter was kind of horrible (the typical, cliche first chapter of fanfiction writers' nightmares). I cringe every time I go back to read it, and so I'm really glad to know that this time around, it's gotten so much better.
Especially now that I finally figured out my writing style, which I'm so happy to hear you adore. I love yours too, by the way.
Thanks again for the review, Emma!